28th Street/Little Portugal Station

Cross section rendering of VTA's 28th Street/Little Portugal BART Station. Riders enter at street level, take elevators or escalators down, and board BART trains underground
Conceptual rendering of VTA's 28th Street/Little Portugal BART Station - Subject to change

The 28th Street/Little Portugal Station will be between US-101 and 28th Street, just north of East Santa Clara Street. This station will consist of a ground-level station with underground side platforms with tracks in the center. Ticketing and fare gates will be at street-level. Passengers will be able to access the station from the corner of 28th Street and Five Wounds Lane. Vehicle parking and bicycle facilities will be available at this station.

The 28th Street/Little Portugal Station’s lower platform will be 86’ deep, and the concourse will be 70’8” deep. For comparison, there are many...

Cross section rendering of VTA's 28th Street/Little Portugal BART Station. Riders enter at street level, take elevators or escalators down, and board BART trains underground
Conceptual rendering of VTA's 28th Street/Little Portugal BART Station - Subject to change

The 28th Street/Little Portugal Station will be between US-101 and 28th Street, just north of East Santa Clara Street. This station will consist of a ground-level station with underground side platforms with tracks in the center. Ticketing and fare gates will be at street-level. Passengers will be able to access the station from the corner of 28th Street and Five Wounds Lane. Vehicle parking and bicycle facilities will be available at this station.

The 28th Street/Little Portugal Station’s lower platform will be 86’ deep, and the concourse will be 70’8” deep. For comparison, there are many stations across the county with deeper platforms, including in Washington DC; New York City, New York; Atlanta, Georgia; Union City, New Jersey; Dallas, Texas; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington and closer to home in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Map of VTA's 28th Street/Little Portugal BART Station. The station entrance building is near the corner of 28th Street and Five Wounds Lane. The platform is underground. On the ground level around the station entrance building will be access facilities, parking, and future potential transit-oriented development.

The future station will reside in the Little Portugal neighborhood of East San José. Within walking distance of the historic Five Wounds Portuguese National Parish, the 28th Street/Little Portugal Station serves a diverse and vibrant section of San José. Featuring taquerias, Portuguese, Mexican, and Vietnamese cuisine and everything in between, the 28th Street/Little Portugal Station will be a hub of activity, serving both brand new San José residents and generations of families that have grown here. 

28th Street/Little Portugal Station at a glance: 6,700 weekday passengers by 2040, 8 neighborhoods within walking distance, 6 schools surround the station, located in one of the country's largest Portuguese communities, and connection to the future Five Wounds Trail

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Environmental Clearance
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VTA Board approved Phase II Project
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BART Board approved Phase II Project
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FTA issued Record of Decision for Phase II Environmental Document
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Geotechnical and utility field investigations began
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VTA awarded General Engineering Consultant contract to Mott MacDonald/PGH Wong
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BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project Advances with Two Milestones
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The BART Silicon Valley Extension into Downtown San Jose and Santa Clara is moving forward with two critical milestones achieved this week. The Project has advanced to the final step in the...
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28th Street/Little Portugal Design Review Committee
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In June 2021, VTA initiated the first phase of station-specific BART Phase II Design Review Committees (DRCs). The purpose of the DRCs is to provide an opportunity for community and local government partners to provide input to the BART Phase II project team regarding select visual elements for each of the four stations. Such elements include types of material finishes used and areas for future art installations and/or cultural features.

Development of the initial aesthetic concepts used for this first phase of the DRCs was based on feedback received to date on the project through the environmental process, public and stakeholder meetings and workshops, and Community Working Group meetings. The DRCs for each station are comprised of leaders of local community organizations and staff from the cities of San José and Santa Clara. Community feedback was gathered online and via in-person events in September 2021.

The project team will consider and appropriately incorporate input received during the DRC Community Engagement period. This information will then be provided into the Phase II Project’s RFP to be released in 2022. 

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As of September 2021, this is the current estimated timeline for earliest commencement of major construction activities. This timeline is approximate and to be used only for planning purposes. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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